Bullet injures trader
Malda, Oct. 26: A trader was injured when a gang of youths fired at him in Daulatpur near Baishnabnagar last night.
Police said Anarul Sheikh was returning home from his father-in-law’s house when four youths suddenly attacked him and fired at him. He was hit on the throat by a bullet. Sheikh was taken to the Malda district hospital and later shifted to a hospital in Calcutta in a serious condition. No one has been arrested.
Alipurduar/Cooch Behar: Two unnatural deaths were reported in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar in the past 24 hours. Amita Burman, 10, a resident of Guabarnagar near Falakata in Alipurduar, who was bitten by a snake on Tuesday night, died in a hospital on Wednesday. In another incident, Shanti Roy, 50, a resident of Baneswar near Cooch Behar, died after a motorcycle knocked her down on Tuesday night.
Islampur: A gang of robbers broke into a house at Thana Colony near here and took away ornaments and other valuables worth more than Rs 1 lakh on Tuesday night. Police said the owner Gopal Sengupta was not in the house when the robbers entered the building. One person has been arrested. Police are looking for the other gang members.
Siliguri: The north Bengal unit of CINI, an NGO working for children, the Kanchenjungha Uddhar Kendra and the Bal Suraksha Abhijan Trust, have jointly introduced a 24X7 toll free CHILDLINE. Representatives of CINI said any one could dial 1098 and report child abuse and missing cases and talk about children who needed shelter.
Balurghat: Around 38 quintals of betel nut and 19 quintals of garlic were seized from Gangarampur on Tuesday night. The items were seized from three Siliguri-bound buses. Police said the betel nuts and the garlic were being smuggled to Siliguri from Bangladesh. No one has been arrested.